Cathy Toste was appointed to the Hollister School District Board of Education in July of 2021. She is filling the vacancy created by the resignation of a previous board member. Cathy will serve a year and a half rather than the customary four before the seat for Trustee Area 3 is up for election again.
As a Hollister School District employee for 23 years, Cathy served in several positions. Taking care of the medical needs of students as an Audiometrist and Health Clerk for 16 years, then as a Library Media Specialist for 7 years. During that time she also worked in the evenings at San Benito High School helping adults earn their diploma.
Cathy believes in the importance of equity in education. She also believes that board members, the community and school staff can create a supportive environment together in transparency. Her thoughts are also that having a classified perspective on the Board will create a well rounded viewpoint. “Our students are our future and with strong academic support, we can help prepare them for higher education”.